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Project Manager III
Austin, TX

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Job Description

Performs complex information technology project management work. Work involves planning and initiating projects at various levels of completion, monitoring the progress and schedule of projects, and communicating with project stakeholders, management and other relevant parties within the Health and Human Services enterprise of state agencies. Provides project milestone updates to agency leadership, stakeholders, and executive management. Identifies project risks and recommends and implements mitigation plans to reduce risks. Plans and directs project workgroups and meetings, develops communication strategy, monitors project progress and completion in accordance with budget allocation. This position is classified as a fulltime position (40 hours a week). Work outside of regular hours may be required. Travel to other work location may be required. Performs other duties as assigned. Essential Job Functions:

Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

Manages assigned projects varying from multiple, short, small, well-defined projects to very large enterprise-wide, multi-year initiatives. Establishes criteria, proposals, cost estimates, projections, goals and objectives and leads project evaluation activities. Prepares written scope agreements, develops Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), estimates resources and costs, tracks and manages costs, prepares project management plan and prepares progress reports for customers and higher management. Establishes comprehensive strategies and

methodologies for identifying, assessing, reporting, managing, and mitigating risk for projects. Assures project completion on time, within budget, in accordance with agency and departmental standards, and customer service principles. (35%)

Provides leadership to matrixed or multi-discipline project teams across the enterprise. Consults and negotiates with agency customers in providing project management services to meet customer needs with automated or business improvement solutions consistent with agency, enterprise and DIR plans, standards, and guidelines. Defines and recommends project team staffing, coordinates through appropriate management channels to obtain staff and resources, coaches, guides, and schedules team for maximum performance, provides input to team members' performance evaluations, and manages team resources. (25%)

Performs business, systems, and/or legislative analyses, formulates logical descriptions of problems, and devises optimum solutions to meet customer needs. Researches available products or solutions on the internet or other authorized sources such as DIR, recommends purchase/selection of products/solutions to meet customer needs and fit into the agency's strategic plans, and writes business or systems analyses and proposals. Follows enterprise software development life cycle methodology (SDLC), if applicable, and assures compliance with that methodology throughout the life of the project. Consults with customers to help them assess impact on workflow and staffing, offers advice and guidance during the implementation process, provides integration services to assure appropriate hardware and software are available for seamless operation, negotiates with appropriate internal departments to coordinate and recommend optimum strategies for testing and deployment, coordinates development and execution of training plans for technical staff and end users, preparation of documentation, and transition to maintenance. (15%)

Confers with management, helps define project scope, and advises management of the status and progress of projects being conducted. Facilitates one-on-one or group projects meetings and assures meeting notes are recorded and archived. Participates in inter-agency and intra-agency workgroups as assigned. Prepares presentations using a PC and Microsoft PowerPoint or Word and delivers to varied levels of staff including internal and external executives, managers, customers, associates, and state officials. Serves as the primary point of contact for project control and communication in person, by telephone, via Microsoft Outlook e-mail, progress tracking reports, correspondence, or other approved methods. (10%)

Prepares written documents and archives including project management plans and subsidiary plans, scope agreements, business/systems analyses and proposals, standards, policies, procedures, and customer documentation for end-users or system support staff, databases, progress reports, budget reports, and lessons learned using a PC and Microsoft Project, Access, Excel, Word, Outlook, and the internet. (10%)

Other duties as assigned. (5%) Knowledge Skills Abilities:

Knowledge of structured project management techniques as advocated by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of computer systems or management information systems.

Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies.

Skill in using a PC and Microsoft Project, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, or Word.

Skill in business or systems analysis.

Skill in problem-solving, conflict resolution, and negotiation.

Skill in working collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues.

Skill in writing analyses, documentation, proposals, plans, policies, procedures, standards, or reports.

Ability to work independently and deliver results in an environment of broad, consultative management.

Ability to plan, organize, schedule, assign, and monitor completion of assigned projects.

Ability to manage multiple, overlapping projects.

Ability to lead diverse teams to achieve desired results.

Ability to present information to a variety of audiences, verbally and in writing, and to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively.

Ability to adapt to change or modify behavior in response to changes in situations or priorities. Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Initial Selection Criteria:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required. Must have at least 3 years being a Project Manager in IT.Must have experience with Agile. Additional Information:

Two positions will be filled from this posting.

Requisition 413651 MOS Code:

Note: There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

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